Pharrell to the rescue.
Shortly after releasing “Yellow Light” off the Despicable Me 3 soundtrack, Skateboard P gets animated in the music video for his feel-good single.
The clip begins innocently enough with the superstar and his crew of Minions. Digitized in 16-bit form, the yellow creatures get distracted by their obsession with bananas and eventually, they get captured by the evil Balthazar Bratt, DM3’s super villain, voiced by Trey Parker.
Along the way, Pharrell finds himself falling into the 16-bit dimension, where Bratt challenges him to a dance battle. With the running man and a yellow light beam, Skateboard P comes out victorious and is able to free the Minions.
This isn’t P’s first go ’round with the Gru-led film franchise. His chart-topping “Happy” single helped Despicable Me 2 become a box office smash in 2013. Now, he’s scoring DM3 and handling its soundtrack, which is set to feature five original songs from the N.E.R.D. star, including “Yellow Light.”
Additionally, the star-studded soundtrack, due June 23, will feature songs from the 1980s, including Michael Jackson’s “Bad,” a-ha’s “Take On Me,” and Madonna’s “Into the Groove.”
With voice work from Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, and Miranda Cosgrove, Despicable Me 3 is due in theaters June 30.